CBT California

Southern California’s leading center for cognitive behavioral therapy.

Now accepting patients in Los Angeles, The South Bay, Orange County, and online.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy California

Where Science Meets Compassion


Our professional clinical psychologists and psychotherapists provide cognitive behavioral treatments in many areas. Whether you suffer from depression, panic attacks, OCD, eating disorders, substance abuse, or other anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help.


Dr. McFarr founded the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic (CBT) and the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) clinics at our Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Our Facility has been entrusted by UCLA, USC, and UCI to train other clinicians how to do cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).


With the most CBT certified clinicians in private practice in California, we are dedicated to brining you state of the art, scientifically sound treatments. If you have tried other therapies and not gotten the results that you hoped for, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may help.

What We Treat

If you have problems with emotional regulation, self-harm, or intense, unsatisfying relationships, CBT or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can help. We are home to DBT California, the leading high-fidelity, comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy program in Southern California. DBT was designed to help people suffering from multiple problems simultaneously. With offices in Orange County (Newport Beach), South Bay (Torrance), and Beverly Hills/Mid-Wilshire (Los Angeles), we are here to serve you.

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    Please also be aware that CBT California's Services are private pay only and we do not work with any insurance companies. Payment is due at the time of service and you will be provided with a "superbill invoice" to submit for reimbursement from your insurance.

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    Contact Information


    (800) 624-1475

    Beverly Hills / Los Angeles Location:

    6404 Wilshire Vlbd, Suite 1020
    Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Newport Beach / Orange County Location:

    3700 Campus Dr, Suite 208
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Torrance / South Bay Location:

    21151 S. Western Ave, Suite 271
    Torrance, CA 90501

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) ?

    Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), also know as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Therapy or just CBT, is a highly effective form of psychotherapy. Hundreds of scientific studies have shown CBT’s effectiveness for a host of disorders. Unlike other therapies focused mostly on providing support or examining the past, CBT is focused on present problems in functioning. As a result, it tends to be more time-limited and problem focused. CBT focuses on the way you think and behave in situations and uses this to help you come up with more effective alternatives. CBT teaches skills that you can use for the rest of your life.

    Can CBT Help Me with My Problems?

    CBT is the single most studied psychotherapy in the world. Study after study has shown its effectiveness with most psychiatric disorders and problems in day-to-day living. It is unlikely that you are facing a problem for which there is not a CBT protocol. From depression to grief, to insomnia, chronic pain, tinnitus and everything in-between, CBT has had trials that show its effectiveness. Rest assured that CBTC faculty has been well trained in all emerging models of CBT.  For a list of outcomes of CBT please visit here.

    How Long Does Treatment Last?

    It depends on how long standing and difficult to change the problems you are facing are. It generally takes about 18-20 sessions to adequately learn CBT skills with extra sessions to work on specific problem areas. Your therapist will help you develop an individualized treatment plan that accounts for your problems, goals and budget.

    Currently, our programs in Beverly Hills, Torrance, and Orange County are accepting adults and adolescents for CBT treatment.

    For further information about CBT, visit www.academyofct.org

    Do you Take Insurance?

    We are an out-of-network provider, so we do not take insurance as a direct form of payment. However, many of our clients do get reimbursed by their insurance providers (please check with your company for information regarding rates and reimbursement). Upon request, we are happy to provide monthly statements to submit to insurance, as well as health care spending accounts. In compliance with the No Surprises Act, we provide cost estimates for intake appointments and treatment ahead of time, which can help you understand the up-front costs of treatment.

    What are the Qualifications of the Therapists?

    It is important that you feel connected and comfortable with your therapist. It’s also of the utmost importance to have a therapist that is well trained in the treatment they are providing. Our team of highly trained therapists provide state of the art CBT. Dr. McFarr, the founder, is the president-elect of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, the certifying board for cognitive therapists. Our therapists are entrusted to train other CBT therapists at the local, national and international levels. They have been invited by UCLA, USC, and UCI to train clinicians in CBT and DBT. CBTC is a highly competitive site for CBT training for clinical psychology doctoral students. Our team and their bios can be seen here. A list of staff publications and presentations can be seen here.

    What are the Fees?

    We have a range of fees based on the practitioner and financial need of the patient. Fees range from $100-$450 per session. Reduced fee slots are limited and based on demonstrated financial need. In compliance with the No Surprises Act, we provide incoming and current clients with a good faith estimate of treatment costs. This is an estimate based on presenting problems, treatment plan, and the primary clinician’s fees. All clinicians are either licensed or under the direct supervision of licensed clinicians. Depending on the treatment plan, weekly individual sessions may be all you need. Some problems require a program that includes individual and group therapy. Your therapist will discuss you options with you as part of your treatment plan.

    Interested In Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

    DBT California (the DBT program at CBT California) is the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program of award-winning clinicians and scholars. DBT California was founded by leaders in the field of DBT treatment and research for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

    We are dedicated to bringing you state of the art, scientifically sound DBT treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and other disorders. With offices in Orange County, Torrance (South Bay), and the Beverly Hills area (Los Angeles), expert DBT is closer than you think.

    Make the change today.

    Call (800) 624-1475 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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